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Xad/Nightfall goes to Rome for a meet with some friends

June 30th, 2015 No comments
The Happy Family ;-D

In this short article (i don’t like to writing long articles that nobody reads) i share with you the three days spent with some dear friends.

Thursday 25th June at 6:45am i took the train to Rome/Termini, the journey is went well without a hitch on the times. I’m arrived in Rome/Termini at 12:20pm where i met Andrea, from Rome/Termini we took another train that took us to Nettuno.

Arrived in Nettuno we went to eat a sandwich, i was starving :-D, then we went to the “den” of Andrea and we immediately put to work, my initial idea with Andrea
it was to repair more computers possible in three days. In the afternoon we heard at the phone Paolo and Ciro. Thursday evening we went to the Andrea house for the dinner where i have known the wife and the daughter.

Friday morning wake up at dawn and we are back to the “den” to continue the repairs and half morning it came Paolo, could not resist one more day to see me ;-D
the appointment for the barbecue together was scheduled for Saturday, the day after. Friday Afternoon came Ciro and we spent the afternoon together to talking and in the meantime we have made repairs and  testing of computers turned off for over 30 years, we never stopped to work. Friday evening with Andrea and Ciro we went out to eat, the photos of the three dishes speak for themselves :-D

Saturday morning with Ciro we are moved from Anzio to Nettuno where we have continued to do repairs and talk. Saturday afternoon/evening they arrived Paolo and Carlo, i had never met Carlo in person, but it’s as if i knew him always, we write and hear at the phone often. The evening is ended with a large barbecue where we talked not only of “Retro” until around the midnight. i had to go to sleep, the next day there was the train from Rome/Termini at 8:45am to back home.

I have spent three wonderful days with a friends which sharing the same passion. Thanks again to all.

Below a gallery of the photos taken in these three days.

Categories: Event(s), News & Rumors, Today

High Voltage SID Collection Update #63

June 30th, 2015 No comments

The High Voltage SID Collection (HVSC) is a freeware hobby project which organises Commodore 64 music (also known as SID music) into an archive for both musicians and fans alike.

The work on the collection is done completely in the Team and contributors’ spare time and is proudly one of the largest and most accurate computer music collections known.

This update features (all approximates):

  • 798 new SIDs
  • 121 fixed/better rips
  • 3 repeats/bad rips eliminated
  • 412 SID credit fixes
  • 67 SID model/clock infos
  • 8 tunes from /DEMOS/UNKNOWN/ identified
  • 19 tunes from /GAMES/ identified
  • 24 tunes moved out of /DEMOS/ to their composers’ directories
  • 22 tunes moved out of /GAMES/ to their composers’ directories



C64 Game: Ghosts’n Goblins Arcade / Break 64 +4M 101% …

June 24th, 2015 No comments

Some new games or tools (Cracked / Trained or Unrealeased) for Commodore 64 have been released from your favorites groups.


  • Bumping Buggies HS
  • M45 Preview
  • Tornado +3ED
  • Turn Change Preview 3 +2
  • Rebound +2H
  • Moonfall (early) Preview
  • Dungeon Crawl +2JF [pal/ntsc]
  • Dungeon Crawl
  • Trojan Warrior +25D [crazy hack]
  • Dungeon Crawl +2D
  • Ontwerpen in kleur [dutch]
  • Bill da Snowman 101% +1JFD [pal/ntsc]
  • Master-Word
  • Jet Set Willy +10D [crazy hack]
  • Ultima IV Remastered V2.2.1
  • P0 Snake [sales version 64k] +3PD
  • P0 Snake [64kb cartridge]
  • Worm! &H [pal/ntsc]
  • Crazy Carson Cousins +2
  • Rowly +3D
  • Break 64 +4M 101%
  • Chest Bump
  • Hessian V2 Preview +2
  • CJ in the USA +27D [crazy hack]
  • P0 Snake [sales version 64k] 100% +3PD
  • Altair 4 +DMS 101%
  • Xykik Preview
  • C63 Preview
  • Brilliant Maze V1.1 +5HD 100%
  • Brilliant Maze V1.1 +5HD
  • Hangman’s Hazard +2D
  • Brilliant Maze V1.1 [16kb cartridge]
  • Ghosts’n Goblins Arcade
  • Guardian +1
  • Spel
  • Car-rac +1
  • Airwolf +22D [crazy hack]
  • Sankara Stone +S

Download: All Games in One Archive (1091)


Nordlicht 2015: C64 – Official demo party results

June 23rd, 2015 No comments

This is the official demo party results from Nordlicht 2015 (Top 3 Entries only). See also the CSDB Nordlicht 2015 section for more informations and download.

C64 Demo:

  • Fantasmolytic by Censor Design, Oxyron
  • Nicht gut, aber ausreichend! by Forunkel64

C64 Music:

  • Shapeshifter by dEViLOCk
  • Vortex by MultiStyle Labs
  • Daydreaming by Genesis Project, MultiStyle Labs

C64 Graphics:

  • The Eagle Has Landed by Censor Design, Oxyron
  • Legion by Onslaught
  • Medussssa by Arsenic, Oxyron

Productions released outside compos:

  • Comaland 100% by Censor Design/Oxyron (Demo)

Download: Nordlicht 2015 full Party stuff (593)


CBM prg Studio v3.3.0 released

June 17th, 2015 No comments

CBM prg Studio Version 3.3.0 is released. There are a lot of new features in this version. I’d really appreciate it if you report any bugs you find or have any suggestions/comments.

CBM prg Studio allows you to type a BASIC or Machine Code program in using a nice Windows environment and convert it to a ‘.prg’ file which you can run on an emulator, or even a real C64 / VIC20 or PET if you’re feeling brave and have the right kit.

CBM prg Studio is the result of merging C64PrgGen and VIC20PrgGen. Adding new features and fixing bugs in two apps which were 95% similar was a bit of a nightmare so merging them made sense.

It was also a good opportunity for a face lift and to add some new features, such as:

  • Programs are project based, meaning all related source files, sprite files etc. are kept in one place and multiple source files can be linked more easily.
  • Tabbed MDI.
  • Syntax highlighting.

What CBM prg Studio isn’t is a front-end for tok64, cbmcnvrt, bastext or any other tokeniser / detokeniser / assembler. It’s all been written completely from scratch.


  • Sprite Editor:
    • Add background picture to sprite editor.
    • Sprite reorder tool.
  • Character Editor:
    • Character tools work on a range of characters.
  • Assembler:
    • Import binary as decimal data
    • Improved value pop-up formatting
    • Removed the restriction where files included in a build must have a name when building the project as a batch.
  • BASIC:
    • Code reformatting remove zeros from DATA statements.
    • Option to ignore invalid GOTO destinations.

Bug Fixed:

  • Assembler:
    • Reformatting code with TEXT directive.
    • Using * with labels.
    • Wrong rules for ifdef when variable is zero.
    • Debugger problems with X and Y indexing, stack under/overflow, SBC, RTI, BRK.
    • Incbin problems with large files.
  • BASIC:
    • Output to disk image generating basic programs.
    • ‘Save File As’ only saving BASIC files.
    • Commenting blank lines.
  • Character Editor:
    • Wrong colours changed on the character editor for VIC20 projects.
    • Undoing character editor changes when the character index > 127.
  • Sprite Editor:
    • Scratchpad exception when using deleted sprites.
  • General:
    • Syntax colouring changes not applied properly until restart.
    • Some BASIC only tools were available to the assembler.

Download: CBM prg Studio v3.3.0 (574)


(Italian) Jurassic News numero #54

June 17th, 2015 No comments

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italian.

Categories: Magazine, News & Rumors, Today

C64 DiskMagazine: Vandalism News #64

June 9th, 2015 No comments

Onslaught / Offence / Vandalism News Staff, bring to you the 64th issue of the Vandalism News.

Download: Vandalism News #64 (787)


Flashback 2015: C64 – Official demo party results

June 9th, 2015 No comments

This is the official demo party results from Flashback 2015 (Top 3 Entries only). See also the CSDB Flashback 2015 section for more informations and download.

C64 Demo:

  • Stupid Bitmap and Scroll [party version] by Duck and Chicken    
  • Reborn Intro by Onslaught
  • Edelin Tales Theme [3sid] by Samar Productions

C64 Music:

  • Urban Canyon Cruising by MultiStyle Labs, Toondichters
  • Head Around You by Artline Designs    
  • Flashback – part 1 of 4stori3s by Finnish Gold

C64 Graphics:

  • xklmychn! by Onslaught
  • Secrets from the Onslaught Demolabs by Onslaught
  • Fingers of Doom

Download: Flashback 2015 full Party stuff (690)


Relaunch64 V3.3.3 – C64/65xx cross-development IDE

May 28th, 2015 No comments

Relaunch64 is an IDE (text-editor) for C64 assembler-coding on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. Relaunch64 has a clean and intuitive user interface, yet it offers many features that make coding faster and easier.

Java 7 or higher is required to run Relaunch64. The program is licensed under the GNU GPL 3 (or higher) and free for private and professional use.

This editor works together with common cross assemblers like Kick Assembler, ACME, or 64tass. Other assemblers might work as well, but syntax highlighting may not be 100% correct.

Download: Relaunch64 v3.3.3 (Windows/OSx/Linux) (545)


C64 Game: Congo Bongo +5DG / On the Farm 2 +36D …

May 13th, 2015 No comments

Some new games or tools (Cracked / Trained or Unrealeased) for Commodore 64 have been released from your favorites groups.


  • Kim Pong – the Fair and Democratic Tele-Football
  • Congo Bongo +5DG
  • Kim Pong +
  • Boonderoo +4
  • Unnamed Dice Game Preview
  • Pole Position +3HD
  • Mickey’s Space Adventure +DFS
  • On the Farm 2 +36D [crazy hack]
  • Outlaw
  • Pixel Pix Preview +
  • Rent a Cop +36D [crazy hack]
  • Ultima IV Remastered V2.2
  • Break 64
  • Break 64 +2
  • Code-Woord +D
  • Shamai – Return of the Myths [seuck]
  • Naait Raaider [seuck]
  • T-UFO [seuck]
  • Scoff [seuck]
  • Payback Time [seuck]
  • The Ocean Ninja [seuck]
  • Snowbots +2ED
  • Armageddon HS
  • META14 [seuck]
  • Aztec Challenge MBSDH [crazy hack]
  • Hector’s Mansion +
  • The Marlo Files – Remastered Edition

Download: All Games in One Archive (1024)


Sinclair QL with Minerva ROM: Faulty Ram Decoder v0.2 *update*

Explanation of how it work the program “RAM3_RAMFAIL_BAS” written by Dominic Brown in the 1990 in Super Basic for the Sinclair QL which is used to calculate what the RAM on the Sinclair QL is broken, you need to use the MINERVA ROM (RAM PassCheck).

I tried to explain how it work and i have rewrote the software in a “language” a bit more modern ;-D


WRITE: 5 4 8 C 4 8 7 8
READ: 5 C C D 5 C C D
ADDRESS: 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0

HEX WRITE: 54 8C 48 78

Convert the numbers in decimal:

DECIMAL WRITE: 84 140 72 120
DECIMAL READ:  92 205 92 205

You have to make a xor in pairs (write & read)

XOR: 84 XOR 92 = 8
XOR: 140 XOR 205 = 65
XOR: 72 XOR 92 = 20
XOR: 120 XOR 205 = 181

Now you need to do an OR with the result of the XOR starting with “0″ and continuing with the result of every OR

OR: 0 OR 8 = 8
OR: 8 OR 65 = 73
OR: 73 OR 20 = 93
OR: 93 OR 181 = 253

Convert the final result of the OR in Binary.

BINARY: 11111101

Follow the table to find the faulty ram. Pay attention to the memory address.

1: BAD Ram
0: GOOD Ram

BINARY = 1     1     1     1     1     1     0     1

IF < $30000 (ADDRESS) = IC8  ,IC7  ,IC6  ,IC5  ,IC4  ,IC3  ,IC2  ,IC1

IF > $30000 (ADDRESS) = IC16 ,IC15 ,IC14 ,IC13 ,IC12 ,IC11 ,IC10 ,IC9

IF > $40000 Faulty ram is in expansion memory.

The Original Program (ram3_ramfail.bas) was written for the SINCLAIR QL in SUPER BASIC language by Dominic Brown (1990).
Documentation of how it work by Xad/Nightfall (2015).
Thanks to my friend for the support.

Faulty Ram Decoder Changelog:

  • v0.1: First Release.
  • v0.2: Added a message (Faulty ram is in expansion memory) if the Address > $40000.

Faulty Ram Decoder Online:


Javatari.js v0.91 (Atari 2600 emulator 100% HTML5/Javascript)

Javatari is now Javatari.js! The emulator has been completely rewritten, and is now 100% in HTML5 and Javascript.

Javatari.js is a multiplayer Atari 2600 emulator written in pure Javascript/HTML5 with no external libs.

Features and Highlights:

  • Javatari is now on HTML5/JS! No more need for the Java Plugin.
  • Runs in any modern Web Browser. Tested in Chrome and Firefox.
  • Real Atari Console user interface.
  • All major ROM formats supported.
  • Save and load Game States easily, or create a Save Game file.
  • Support for Keyboard and Gamepad controllers.
  • Full Screen mode.

New in version 0.91:

  • Keyboard controls now configurable!
  • Starpath/Arcadia ROM format support.
  • Full Screen mode bugfix.
  • Paddle analog control with Gamepad controllers.
  • Audio now mutes when browser tab is not visible.
  • Better auto launch mechanism.

Download: Javatari.js v0.91 (1617)


Sharp Pocket Computer PC-1360 (Boxed) + Color Dot Printer CE-140P

April 26th, 2015 No comments
Sharp Pocket Computer PC-1360 (Boxed) + Colour Dot Printer

For this donation i thank: Andrea C. from Trieste.

The Sharp PC-1360 is a small pocket computer manufactured by Sharp. it can also be considered as an electronic calculator.

The PC-1360 was introduced in 1987 and was used by engineers, and favored by programmers for its decent programming and graphical capabilities. It was the top model of the (very small, only two models) 13XX series. It has a LCD display with four lines, also the SC61860 CPU, two RAM extension slot which work with the cynox RAM cards, a 15 pin serial interface and also a powerful BASIC. This is the best models for graphic applications.



Irradio Videosport TVG-888 & Cartridge SuperSport L8610

April 26th, 2015 No comments
Irradio Videosport TVG-888 & Cartridge SuperSport L8610

For this donation i thank: Paolo Cognetti from Roma.

This is a 3rd generation pong color system. It uses the usual 10 games cartridge: Tennis, Hockey, Squash, Practice, Soccer, Basketball, Basketball Practice, Gridball, Traget 1 & 2.

You can find this system everywhere in Europe though it´s origin once was Hongkong. This is a color variant sold by Irradio in Italy.



(Italian) Jurassic News numero #53

April 20th, 2015 No comments

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italian.

Categories: Magazine, News & Rumors, Today